Assistant Buyer -Three Days a Week for 12 Weeks

Job Reference : NRD-MAN-BUY-01276
Closing Date : 24/02/2017
Salary : Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Department : Buying
Hours Per week : Not Specified

As an Assistant Buyer you’ll work closely with the Buyer or Senior Buyer to provide support for the team. You should be highly organised and able to analyse and interpret sales data, as well as creative, with an excellent eye for the latest trends. Our business is fast-paced and no two days are the same. A genuine passion for product, along with determination and relentless enthusiasm will allow the successful candidate to truly excel and gain fantastic experience. Please note that this role is working three days a week and for a period of 12 weeks.

 

What you’ll be responsible for as an Assistant Buyer - Three Days a Week:

-Assisting the Buyer/Senior Buyer  in sourcing, developing & selecting multiple ranges.

-Contribute to planning, trade and sales meetings with the ability to analyse trade data.  

-Taking ownership of the critical path & provide updates against delivery schedules.

-Managing and organising the sample library.

-Assisting the Buyer/Senior Buyer  in supplier meetings.

-Maintaining excellent relationships with new and existing suppliers.

-Liaising with suppliers regarding all product-related queries.

-Creating and updating all product information and attributes.

-Accurately inputting all new product information and maintaining the product file.

-Preparing product and studio information.

-Working closely with Merchandising, Quality Assurance, Design & Product Coordination teams to manage set up and administration of all products and promotions.

-Competitor and general market insight through analysis, comp shops, presentations and mood boards.

 

What you will need to succeed  as an Assistant Buyer:

Ideally, you’ll be looking for your first role as an Assistant Buyer and wanting to gain experience within buying.  A genuine passion and interest in product is essential as well as strong commercial skills and an eye for trends.

You’ll need to be numerate and analytical as a key part of this role involves analysis and interpretation of sales data. You’ll also need excellent communication skills to collate and present findings and recommendations as well as building effective relationships with colleagues and external suppliers.

Our roles are fast-paced and you must be able to demonstrate flexibility, positivity, enthusiasm, determination, initiative and the desire to succeed.

In return for your hard-work and commitment, you’ll receive fantastic training as well as exciting development opportunities.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check.  Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams